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City of Pirates (1983)
"La ville des pirates" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  December 1989 (USA)
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A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.

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Hugues Quester ...
Toby
Anne Alvaro ...
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Malo, the boy
André Engel ...
The fisherman
João Bénard da Costa ...
The father (as Duarte de Almeida)
Clarisse Dole ...
The mother
André Gomes ...
The policeman
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A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.

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Who forgot to tell me about Ruiz?
23 January 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I just came back from the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and saw La ville des Pirates in a retrospective about Ruiz's work. Why didn't I know about this man and his sheer genius? This film has the quality of a Godard or a Truffaut.... Or better yet...He is another Bunuel! His surrealistic tale about the adventures of a young woman regaining her balance in a disturbed world is mind-blowing. So powerful, witty, intellectual and colorful.

Mr. Ruiz I salute you


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